Chapters of ComSoc LA

Argentina Chapter Bahia Chapter Bolivia Chapter
Centro-Norte Brasil Chapter Centro-Norte Brasil Joint Chapter Chile Chapter
Colombia Chapter Costa Rica Chapter Ecuador Chapter
El Salvador Chapter Guadalajara Chapter Guatemala Chapter
Honduras Chapter Mexico Chapter Monterrey Chapter
Morelos Chapter Nicaragua Chapter Panama Chapter
Peru Chapter Puebla Chapter Puerto Rico & Caribbean Chapter
Rio De Janeiro Chapter South Brazil Chapter Trinidad & Tobago Chapter
Uruguay Chapter Venezuela Chapter


Argentina Chapter

Chapter Chair Gerardo Demarco.


Bahia Chapter

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Dr. Fabrício Braga Soares de Carvalho is with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), in João Pessoa, Brazil. He won the 2018 Latin America ComSoc Young Professional Award in 2018. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He is the Chair of the IEEE Joint Chapter C16/COM19 in the IEEE Bahia Section since 2017. He served as Secretary of the IEEE Bahia Section between 2016 and 2017. He has more than 80 papers published in journals and conferences and his one of the authors of the book “Spectrum Sensing Techniques and Applications”, published by Momentum Press in 2017.


Bolivia Chapter


Centro-Norte Brasil Chapter

Chapter Chair:Ugo Silva Dias
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Ugo Silva Dias (S’07–M’10) was born in Belém, Brazil, in 1981. He received the B.S. degree from the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the State University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2006 and 2010, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2004 to 2010, he was a member of the Wireless Technology Laboratory (WissTek), where he was involved in researching advanced mobile systems, field measurements, and generalized fading channels. He also worked at several companies at the ICT industry. Since 2010, he has been a Professor with the University of Brasilia, Brazil. He is a faculty member at the Latitude Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering. His research interest include fading channels, field measurements, cell networks, and wireless technologies in general. He is also the IT Director of Brazilian Telecommunications Society, and the Advisor of Brazilian Internet Steering Committee.


Centro-Norte Brasil Joint Chapter

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Marcus Vinicius Alves Nunes received the master’s degree from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Belém, Brazil, in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, in 2003, both in electrical engineering.
He is currently an Associate Professor with the UFPA, and Coordinator of the UFPA High and Extra High Voltage Laboratory. He has experience in the area of power systems, with emphasis on electric machines, static converters and power devices, renewable sources of energy, and high-voltage devices.


Chile Chapter

Chapter Chair: Diego Dujovne
Diego Dujovne obtained his Electronic Engineering degree from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), Argentina in 1999; developed his Ph.D. at INRIA Sophia Antipolis at Equipe-Projet PLANETE, and obtained his degree from UNSA, France, in 2009. He worked in R+D university-industry collaboration projects on instrumentation and communications at LIADE, and became Director of the Digital Signal Processing Lab, both at National University of Cordoba.

He is currently a full-time Associate Professor at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile and is Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Chile Chapter. His current research interests include IPv6 over LLN routing and scheduling, deterministic networking, IoT applications and architecture, Machine Learning applications for IoT and wireless experimental platform development and measurement methodologies.


Colombia Chapter

Andres Navarro is an Electronic Engineer (1993), with a Master on Technology Management (1999), both from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín. Obtained his PhD in Telecommunications from Universitat Politécnica de Valencia in 2003. He is IEEE Senior Member, advisor of the Spectrum Management Committee for Colombian Spectrum Agency and ITU expert. Currently is the IEEE Comsoc Colombia Chapter Chair.  As ITU expert, advised different governments in Digital TV and Spectrum Management. Is a participant on COST Action CA15104 IRACON and former actions COST IC1004 and COST 2100. He is member of IEICE and EurAAP.  Participated in the design of Icesi Master program in Telecommunications and Informatics, as well as in the CDIO curriculum design process and ABET process in the engineering school. Currently is the coordinator of the PhD program on engineering.

Director of the i2t research group at Universidad Icesi since 1999. His research interests are Spectrum Management, mobile radio planning, radio propagation and m-health.

Before joining Academia, he was technical manager for Compunet S.A. from 1991 to 1993. In 1995 founded a web development company (InSist ltd.), until the beginning of Ph.D studies in 1999.

In academia, he has been lecturer and currently a full professor in Universidad Icesi, combining teaching and research activities. He has served as TPC member of different IEEE conferences like PIMRC, VTC, Latincom and FIE. TPC member and Board member of IEEE Colcom since the first version in 2009 as well as chairman of IEEE Colcom in three occasions and TPC chair of IEEE Healthcom 2019. He is also a member of the Head Committee of the International Center “Global Innovation Exchange on Virtual Reality and Visualization” to America and Asia.

Awards: IEEE Colombia, member of the year, 2011.


Costa Rica Chapter

Chapter Chair: Fabian Blandon Navarro
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Ecuador Chapter

Jaime is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer from the National Polytechnic School (2007), and he also holds a Master’s Degree in Communications Networks from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (2016). He is a consultant of technology projects especially in the field of Telecommunications and Data Networks, and Instructor of the Cisco Academy of Public Company of the Universidad Técnica del Norte dictating modules corresponding to the CCNA and NGD Linux certification. He has been part of the IEEE since his undergraduate training in the EPN as a volunteer, IEEE – UTN Student Branch Counselor for 8 years (2008 – 2014 and 2017), as well as being awarded as OUTSTANDING COUNSELOR 2017 by Section Ecuador.

He was a Teacher and Trainer of Trainers of the SNNA Project of the SENESCYT (2012 – 2014), he was also a Teacher of the Yachay Experimental Technology Research University – YACHAY TECH, in the ENES Project as well as the Coordinator of the Free Software and Robotics Academic Clubs with participation of prototypes in Campus Party (2015) and Head of Institutional Accreditation Yachay TECH.

He is a professor and researcher at the Universidad Técnica del Norte – UTN (2008 – 20018). He has been director of several undergraduate degree thematic works such as: WIMAX wireless networks, Data network security (ISO 27002), TIER II datacenters design, Optical Fiber Design, Satellite Television, IoT and has worked in the areas of investigation corresponding to Forest Fire Monitoring and Early Warning Systems. He collaborated in the writing of the article “Heating by Radiant Wave to Frequency Microwave” that is published in the magazine VIVE LA CIENCIA of the FICA with ISSN 1390-9126, besides contributing with the article “Different perspectives for kernel spectral clustering: A theoretical study “For the 2016 ETCM event in the Computational Intelligence research line, among others.


El Salvador Chapter

Chapter Chair: Walter Zelaya
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Walter works as a full-time professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Universidad de El Salvador. He got his Electrical Engineering degree in 2004 from Universidad de El Salvador. He has been IEEE member and active volunteer since 2004. He was a volunteer in the CONCAPAN XXXVIII Organizing Committee held in El Salvador in 2018. Currently, he teaches courses in Programming, Antennas and participates in several academic and professional projects.


Guadalajara Chapter

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Roberto Carrasco Alvarez received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, specializing in telecommunications, from Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2010. He was teacher at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). He is currently a professor and researcher at CUCEI, Universidad de Guadalajara. His research interests include signal processing and digital communications.


Guatemala Chapter

Chapter Chair: Carlos Guzman
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Carlos is an Electrical Engineer from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala.
Telecommunications studies in Japan and Italy.
He held several positions in GUATEL, AT&T, Siemens and UTstarcom.
Professor of electronics and telecommunications at the San Carlos and Mariano Gálvez universities.


Honduras Chapter


Mexico Chapter

Chapter Chair: Raul Gomez Escamilla
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Monterrey Chapter

Cesar Vargas-Rosales has a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University, USA, in Communications and Signal Processing. Dr. Vargas is a member of the Academy of Engineering of Mexico, a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC), and a member of the Mexican National Researchers System (SNI), level II, He is a Senior member of the IEEE, the IEEE Communications Society Monterrey Chapter Chair, and the Faculty advisor of the IEEE-HKN (eta-kappa-nu) Lambda-Rho Chapter at Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM). He was the Technical Program Chair of the Conference IEEE WCNC 2011. Currently, he is the leader of the Research Group on Telecommunications at ITESM. His research interests are statistical signal processing, 5G/6G, Cognitive Radio, MIMO systems, stochastic modeling, Intrusion/anomaly detection in networks, localization, interference, and optimum receiver design.


Morelos Chapter

Chapter Chair: Jesús Vazquez Bustos
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Jesús Vázquez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering awarded at the Instituto Tecnologico de la Laguna (Mexico) in 1994 and a Master in Science (Eng.) in Data Communications awarded at the University of Sheffield (England) in 2000.

He works for the Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias (INEEL), formerly Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico since 1994, where he has been involved in several engineering projects mainly in the fields of electronics, communications and computer systems. He has designed and developed human-machine interfaces, distributed computer systems and real-time data acquisition systems. He has been consultant for several national companies in the oil and power-generation sectors. He has also been project leader in several projects involving the use and integration of 3D modeling and CAD software.

His main areas of professional interest are: data acquisition systems, software engineering, internet technologies, and digital communications.

He has been Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2006, and he currently serves as Morelos ComSoc Chapter Chair


Nicaragua Chapter

Chapter Chair: Marvin R. Arias
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Marvin R. Arias (M ’95, SM ‘16). He received the B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the National University of Engineering, (UNI), Managua, Nicaragua in 1993, the M.Sc. degree in Signal Processing from Lund University, Lund, Sweden in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, (with major in wireless communications), from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico City, Mexico, in 2008. In 1999, he joined the Department of Telecommunications and Digital Systems at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (UNI). Dr. Arias has more than 12 years of experience in signal processing and wireless communications projects, both in academia and industry. Since 2009, he is full professor and academic coordinator of the ICT Management Master Program at the ICT Research Program of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (FEC) UNI. He has written as author/coauthor more than 25 scientific and conference papers.


Panama Chapter

Chapter Chair: Hector Poveda
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Héctor Poveda is a professional with years of experience in the field of telecommunications. He has taught courses at the university level both in Panama and in France, has made presentations at international conferences. In addition, he has collaborated in various projects in the area of ​​telecommunications with local and international companies, such as universities and research laboratories in Europe. He received a PhD in digital communications and digital signal processing in 2011 and a master’s degree in digital signal and image processing in 2008 from the Université de Bordeaux, France. He received a diploma in electronics and telecommunications from the Technological University of Panama (UTP) in 2006. He is currently a professor and full-time professor of the School of Electrical Engineering of the UTP and maintains a strong collaboration with the laboratory for the integration of the material Sistema (IMS) and the superior national school of electronics, computer science, telecommunications, mathematics and mechanics of Bordeaux (ENSEIRB-MATMECA) of France. His areas of interest and projects include, coordination of interference in wireless systems and 5G concepts.


Peru Chapter

Fredy Campos is an Electronic Engineer with a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the National University of Engineering (UNI), doctoral studies in Systems Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance (ESAN), specializations in project management, as well as technical certifications in Cisco, Microsoft and Fortinet. With more than 15 years of experience in national and multinational companies, being a speciald consultant in Information and Communication Technologies mainly in broadband, data networks, convergent systems and unified communications, both at a business as service providers.
He is currently a Project Manager for Telcore S.A, and a professor at the National Technological University of South Lima (UNTELS) and the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). Previously he was Engineering Manager at Xerox Services for Peru, Senior Consultant and Project Manager at Logicalis Peru, Senior Solutions Consultant for Equant Andino South (currently Orange Group), Regional Project Leader and Senior Internetworking Specialist for AT & T Latin America and specialist in prospecting and evaluation of new services platforms for Telefónica del Perú.
His subjects of interest are: mobile agent systems, cloud computing, virtualization, unified communications. IoT, convergent networks for service providers  and communication systems. He also carried out research on autonomic network management, intelligent networks based on agents, quality of service (QoS) and quality of user experience (QoE), which is why it belongs to the national directory of researchers (DINA) of Concytec.


Puebla Chapter

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Ignacio Zaldivar-Huerta was born in Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, México. He received his BS degree in electronics engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (México) in 1992, his M.S degree in microelectronics from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE) (México) in 1995, and his PhD degree in sciences for the engineering from the Université de Franche-Comté (France) in 2001. Since February 2002 has been with the Department of Electronics of the INAOE. Currently, he is a titular researcher. His research interests include optical fiber communication systems, and electro-optic devices on silicon, subjects on which he has published more than 30 journals, 50 conferences papers and 4 book chapters. He is IEEE senior member and Chapter Chair of Puebla Chapter of the Communications Society.


Puerto Rico & Caribbean Chapter


Rio De Janeiro Chapter

Chapter Chair:  Waldo Russo


South Brazil Chapter

Chapter Chair:  Fernando R De Sousa
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Trinidad & Tobago Chapter

Chapter Chair: Laura Bigram
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Uruguay Chapter

Chapter Chair: Gustavo Giannattasio 
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Consultant in cutting-edge technologies, Internet, Smart Cities and IoT ,Telecommunications, Project Management Professional certified by PMI registry PMP 428086.
Former Professor of virtual courses “new generation networks NGN” for the International Telecommunication Union, ITU Geneva, Professor of UDELAR in  Electro Departmetn of antennas and propagation , Professor of Data Communication UCUDAL and Professor Data Networks CISCO CCNA Engineering School ORT
Organizations of which he is member:
• IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee , COMSOC representative 2018
• IEEE IoT Standardization Committee 2018
• Tutor of IoT tutorial in Engineering Faculty of UDELAR 2018
• Key note speaker at Smart Cities Conferences Argentina , Data Center and Smart Grid Mexico
• Editor in chief of the IEEE Wiley book “Wireless Body of Knowledge”
• Invited reviewer of the IEEE Systems Journal
• Reviewer coordinator for the series of IEEE MOOC about Smart Cities
• IEEE Senior Member and Former Director of region IEEE Latin America
• PMI Project Management Institute, Four years Program Director of the Montevideo chapter
• Member IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society COMSOC and Internet Society ISOC .


Venezuela Chapter

Chapter Chair: Jose Bernardo Peña 
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